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Joe Wainer
Joe WainerUpdated 5 months ago

The ultimate protection against viruses

Kaspersky Anti-Virus is the new edition of the well-known antivirus program, now with a more powerful engine, a revamped style, better usability, and greater protection against online dangers. 

Turn your computer into a fortress

Kaspersky Anti-Virus  intercepts, blocks and removes viruses, worms, trojans, spyware, keyloggers, rootkits and other types of malware.

The real-time protection is excellent with files, emails and Internet traffic getting filtered effectively. The program also protects against phishing by identifying and blocking links to sites that have been infected with malware.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus also includes a self-defense mechanism that blocks files that are acting weird, useful for preventing attacks from potential malware that hasn't yet been recognized by the database. On top of that, this new version of Kaspersky provides additional protection against ransomware.

In the Tools section of Kaspersky Anti-Virus , you can find some very useful system security options:

  • Vulnerability scan: identifies flaws in the system or in any third-party apps you have installed, allowing you to immediately repair any problems; 
  • Kaspersky Rescue Disk: creates a bootable CD or USB drive with the engine;
  • Windows Troubleshooting: analyzes the system and repairs any problems caused by malicious software;
  • Privacy Cleaner: cleans the system of unnecessary files (cookies, cache, log etc.);
  • Browser Configuration: analyzes your Internet Explorer settings and suggests ways to optimize security (this tool is incompatible with other browsers);
  • Cloud Protection: provides immediate protection against new threats as well as real-time information about the security and reputations of the web sites you visit.

Finally, KAV has introduced a new feature that automatically updates the program to the latest version available. 

A new design

Kaspersky has a renewed design: this new version is dedicated to efficiency with a sharper and more user-friendly interface.

The main screen shows the protection status of your computer and provides easy access to the most important areas: scans, updates, reports and a virtual keyboard. Additional options can be accessed by clicking on the Show Additional Tools button.

The basic configuration of Kaspersky Anti-Virus is excellent for most users. More experienced users can personalize their configuration by going to the Settings menu (not visible in the interface). 

A powerful and reliable anti-virus, but with no significant changes

Kaspersky Anti-Virus (KAV) is one of the most popular antiviruses on the market. The antivirus scanning engine is among the best available and its new design makes it even more user-friendly.

As far as new features go, there aren't really any big innovations in the last version, but the tools and options have been generally improved, along with the antivirus performance.

KAV consumes less resources compared to the previous edition, but it still has a long way to go in that respect. Although it is a great antivirus, it works better when used on computers with good hardware. 


  • Clear and user-friendly interface
  • Very powerful engine
  • Recovery features (rollback)
  • Highly configurable
  • Improved performance


  • Long Installation
  • Memory consumption could be improved
  • Not many essential new features

Program available in other languages

Kaspersky Anti-Virus for PC

  • Trial version

  • In English
  • V
  • 3.9


User reviews about Kaspersky Anti-Virus

  • Dave WiggyWiggins

    by Dave WiggyWiggins


  • harmoko bambang kuswoyo

    by harmoko bambang kuswoyo

    i hope better to my computer now, thank you kaspersky....
    and will better before

  • Richard Michael

    by Richard Michael

    I believe its the best anti virus app and it can satisfy my needs in my new computer

  • Chan Myae

    by Chan Myae

    special antivirus.
    Very good and reliable performance antivirus software for window.
    Pros: malware remover
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  • Tech Ham

    by Tech Ham

    it's giving us very good results for both browser and file protection.
    Having used the multi user licence now for 14days, it's giving us very go More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    The best anti-virus I have used for 5 years.
    I have used Kaspersky for 5 years. And now I keep using it. During 5 years up to now, my computer i More


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